One out of 40 coveted Simons Fellowships in Mathematics for 2019 has been awarded to a UTSA mathematics faculty, Professor Changfeng Gui.

Dr. Gui specializes in nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs), and image analysis and processing. During the duration of the fellowship, Dr. Gui plans to study the mean field equation and the Allen-Cahn equation, which are two important types of nonlinear PDEs that arise in the study of several physical phenomena such as Electroweak theory and Chern-Simons-Higgs quantum field theories, statistical mechanics of two-dimensional turbulence, phase separation and phase transition, etc.

The Simons Fellows program extends academic leaves from one term to a full year, enabling recipients to focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances. The award is based on the applicant’s scientific accomplishments in the five-year period preceding the application and on the potential scientific impact of the work to be done during the leave period.